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Latest Update on The Plastic Bag Tax In England

This is the latest information we have received from the House of Commons regarding the plastic bag tax in England. It is important to stress this is as it stands now and it could change in the future. Plastic Bag Charge This information is provided to Members of...

Carrier Bag Levy in Northern Ireland

It’s an initiative that has already been rolled out across some stores, but from the 8th April 2013, in Northern Ireland, most carrier bags will come with a five pence (5p) levy. In this guide, we will explore more about the most common questions that are being asked...

5p Carrier Bag Levy Approved for Northern Ireland

Shoppers in Northern Ireland can expect their weekly shop to cost a little more from 8th April 2013, as assembly members vote in favour of the ‘Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations ’ and agree on a carrier bag levy of at least 5p per bag. Surprisingly, the new...

The Welsh Carrier Bag Charge – One Year On

A full year has passed since the Welsh Government introduced a 5p charge for all single-use carrier bags, and as the scheme has been heralded a success by Welsh Ministers, it could be just weeks before England and Scotland decide to follow suit. While it initially...